FASA signs MOU with Small Business Institute to make a difference and Lobby Government

With Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s mini-budget speech still resonating and giving some hope with his call that ‘together, as a country, we can rebuild and recast our future… and choose a path that takes us to faster and more inclusive economic growth and strengthens private and public sector investment,’ the Franchise Association of South … Read moreFASA signs MOU with Small Business Institute to make a difference and Lobby Government

National project against poverty launched with R1 Million generated in first 5 months

A ground-breaking initiative by the Nikela Charity Funding & Development Fund with the aim of raising R1 Billion every year for social upliftment, of which FASA was one of the first signatories, was launched in celebration of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 87th birthday in early October. Rounda, which is a Public-Private Initiative, driven by Civil Society, … Read moreNational project against poverty launched with R1 Million generated in first 5 months

Successful business ownership critical to SA’s economy

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FASA’s annual Franchise Survey, sponsored by Sanlam Business, surveyed franchisors’ financial planning habits to establish how they ensure sustainable businesses and how business owners can prepare themselves for the future.

Jannie Rossouw, Head of Sanlam Business Market, says “successful business ownership is critical to the South African economy and franchising is a massive contributor. As sponsor of the annual FASA Franchise Survey, we are passionate about helping business people succeed on every level and we believe the knowledge gleaned from successful franchisors and franchisees offers valuable insights into the mix of factors that make up successful business ownership.”

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Be part of FASA’s 2019 40th Anniversary Franchise Manual

The 2019 Franchise Manual, the official annual directory for the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) will take a journey through time celebrating the Franchise Association’s 40th anniversary as the representative body for the franchising sector. To be part of this anniversary issue – either as a FASA member, a prospective franchisor or a supplier … Read moreBe part of FASA’s 2019 40th Anniversary Franchise Manual

FNB Franchise Leadership Summit gives FASA members preferential rates.

FNB is hosting the 7th Franchise Leadership Summit at Montecasino on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. Themed ‘Equipping you to future proof your franchise’, the summit encourages discussion amongst high calibre franchisors and industry stakeholders and is offering FASA members a special rate of R1 200 per person. The dialogue will include exploring the impact of … Read moreFNB Franchise Leadership Summit gives FASA members preferential rates.

Survey shows SA has the sixth most shopping centre space in the world

A study by MSCI on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) shows that the current size of the South African retail market is estimated at around 23.4 million square metres of gross lettable area (GLA) across 1 959 individual shopping centres – ranking it in 8th position among the 43 countries … Read moreSurvey shows SA has the sixth most shopping centre space in the world

The future of shopping centres in the spotlight

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Whilst a survey in 2017 by Visa showed that South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls, and a recent study by MSCI on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) shows South Africa as having the sixth most shopping centre space in the world, FASA’s Franchise survey does show … Read moreThe future of shopping centres in the spotlight

The 5 Basic Rules of Entrepreneurship

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There is no reason why young entrepreneurs should feel discouraged from starting their own businesses. By following the five basic rules of entrepreneurship, they can make their journey to business success significantly less challenging.  This is according to Ben Bierman, a managing director at Business Partners Limited and a FASA member. “While it may be … Read moreThe 5 Basic Rules of Entrepreneurship

Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair – Cairo, Egypt

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If you are looking for a platform for sharing trade, investment and market information and opportunities in the rest of Africa then the inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2018), which will take place at the Egypt International Exhibition Center hosted by the Government of Egypt in Cairo from 11 to 17 December 2018 is the place … Read moreInaugural Intra-African Trade Fair – Cairo, Egypt

Survey Shows SA Entrepreneurs are struggling

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Although FASA’s recent survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that entrepreneurs with new franchise concepts grew from 843 to 865 and opening 3 181 outlets in the past year, the entrepreneurial environment has become more difficult. Seed Academy undertook the study of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and found that the key challenges they faced included the … Read moreSurvey Shows SA Entrepreneurs are struggling